Home Respiratory Precautions for Patients with Potentially Infectious Tuberculosis
This one-page handout provides caregivers with an information form to give patients who may have potentially infectious tuberculosis (TB). Patients can enter contact information about themselves, their local public health agency, and TB doctor. The document advises the person to avoid contact with babies and young children. It outlines ways to prevent spread of TB germs, including covering cough or sneeze, using a mask, not going to public places, and practicing Directly Observed Therapy (DOT). The document advises communicating about TB treatment with a doctor or public health nurse.